Naim CD5si

£1,299.00

The Naim CD5si is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience

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Naim CD5si

Naim CD5si

The CD5si CD player, especially when partnered with the complementary NAIT 5si integrated amplifier, sets a thrilling new standard for musical performance at their entry level.

With so much focus on audio streaming and downloads it might seem easy to forget the humble CD.

But not at Naim Audio.

After all, the CD is still by far the world’s most popular music format and for millions of music enthusiasts compact disc collections still constitute the heart and soul of precious music libraries.

This outstanding machine, which replaces the previous CD5i, brings worthwhile performance benefits for users but retains the functionality and straightforward usability of the classic player.

The Naim CD5si is designed to be the best in its class, incorporating genuine technological advances to provide a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

Features

  • Stiff, extruded aluminium casework provides excellent resistance to external vibration
  • High performance drawer and transport mechanism, providing low resonance, low-inertia disc operation
  • Discrete digital and analogue power supplies for superior isolation of sound critical electronics
  • Technology & Craft
  • The CD5si name may only differ from its CD5i predecessor by one character, but under the skin there’s numerous fundamental improvements and advances – each one aimed at extracting more music and enjoyment from every CD.
  • To begin with, the CD5si digital to analogue converter chip has been upgraded to a Burr Brown PCM1793 – a device very closely related to the one used in the NDX high-end streaming player. The CD5si also benefits from a more stable DAC clock, higher voltage power supply rails, a revised analogue filter design and a brand new CD transport and laser optics. All these changes were driven by our relentless search for engineering reliability and sound quality, and the benefit of each change was confirmed after many hours of listening.
  • However, just as change can bring improvement, there’s often nothing wrong with sticking to your guns, so the CD5si retains all of its predecessor’s best features and Naim Audio trademarks. The unique Naim Audio swing-out CD drawer, laser tracking and digital error correction software, discrete analogue output electronics, and a die-cast, non-magnetic enclosure construction that helps ensure the electronics within can extract the most music possible from every CD.

Specifications Naim CD5si

De-emphasis ±0.1dB referred to main response
Line Outputs Fixed (level) 2.1V RMS at 1kHz
THD + N <0.007%, 10Hz – 20kHz at full level
Load Impedance 10kΩ (min.)
Output Impedance 10Ω (max.)
Analogue DIN, RCA
Frequency Response 10Hz – 20kHz, -0.6dB at 20Hz
Audio Outputs

 

CD Formats Red Book
Disc Compatability CD, CD-R
Formats

 

Weight 5.9 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 70 x 432 x 301 mm
Physical

 

Power Consumption 9VA (stop mode), 12VA (play mode), 16VA (peak)
Supply Voltage 100V, 115V, 230V; 50 or 60Hz
Power

 

Supplied with NARCOM-5 Remote Control, Standard Interconnect, Power-Line Lite mains cable (UK denominations only)
Supplied with

 

Front Panel Four button matrix
Handheld Remote handset
Remote Control Infra Red (RC5)
User Control
Naim CD5si Angled

Brand

Naim Audio

Naim Audio Their story begins with one man’s passion for music and weaves its way through four decades and a raft of iconic product launches to the present day. Naim Audio founder Julian Vereker MBE (1945-2000) was a racing car driver, entrepreneur and self-taught engineer with a deep passion for music. Spending his spare time listening to and recording his friends playing live in the 1960s, Julian found that playback on his system at home fell woefully short of the experience he craved. Not content with second best he decided to design his own amplifiers and loudspeakers, ignoring accepted wisdom and focusing on aspects of performance that made music burst to life. These first designs laid the foundations for a range of iconic and award-winning hi-fi products that would reach well into the next century. 1972 A first start at Capital Radio Julian won a contract to supply then start-up radio station, Capital Radio, with audio equipment. The successful design was a compact version of an early Naim Audio power amplifier combined with speaker drive units in one cabinet – the NAM 502 1973 Naim Audio Officially Founded Following the success of Capital Radio, Naim Audio was officially incorporated in 1973 with Julian Vereker and his co-founder Shirley Clarke as directors. Based in a shop in the centre of Salisbury, our first HQ had both manufacturing and demonstration facilities. 1973 The NAP 200 Power Amplifier Naim Audio's first consumer product for home use was launched in the year of our founding: the NAP 200 power amplifier. Originally designed in 1971, its descendant’s power amplifiers differ greatly technologically but still aim for the same performance goals of pace, rhythm and timing 1974 The NAC 12 Preamplifier With a network of dedicated independent retailers now on board in the UK, the NAC 12, our first production preamplifier, was launched. 1980 Classic Advertising As Naim Audio grew in popularity through the 70s and early 80s, the team decided to grab the attention of the press and public with a series of tongue-in-cheek adverts. They reflected the confident, often unorthodox nature of our approach to music playback and have become iconic in their own right. 1983 NAIT Integrated Amplifier Naim Audio’s first integrated amplifier the NAIT introduced. This iconic little integrated amp sounded quite unlike any other integrated of its day and set a trend for so-called ‘super integrateds 1985 The Queen's Award Naim Audio is recognised with the prestigious Queen’s Award for the first time in 1985. We would go on to repeat this achievement a further two times in the 21st century, winning for Export in 2010 and for Innovation in digital music streaming in 2014. 1991 The CDS CD Player Like so many Naim Audio products, the design of our first CD player, the CDS, flew in the face of conventional wisdom. Its Two-box configuration gave the power supply its own separate enclosure and the CD clamp used a rare earth magnet to keep its mass low whilst still firmly holding the disc without vibration 2000 NAP 500 Power Amplifier The year 2000 marked a step change in Naim Audio history. After several years in development, the new flagship Naim Audio NAP 500 power amplifier was born and with it the new industrial design aesthetic that would redefine Naim Audio for the 21st century. Its music-making ability would only be bettered by the arrival of Statement in 2014.

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